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It’s Craftsman Launch Week as Stanley Black & Decker stays busy filling the market with new tools and Southwire grows its business again as Milwaukee continues to roll out products from NPS18. View this and more on YOUR Power Tool Week In Review, Episode 121. (It’s the 21st episode, our show can legally drink!)
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Punch it out with the Milwaukee Video/Data/Voice Hand Tools. As you know, that internet thing really took off. Data cables are being pulled everywhere, it’s the fastest growing segment of the electrical industry. Introducing 5 core hand tools that will allow you to cut, strip, and terminate CAT3-CAT6 Ethernet cabling more efficiently and effectively. There is a lot of Data Comm tool options out there. However, if you’re pulling/punching cable and love that Milwaukee red, this is perfect for you!
48-22-2165 Punchdown Tool with Extended Blade $79.99
48-22-2145 4-in-1 Multi Pick $14.99
48-22-4045 Electrician Snips $24.99
48-22-3075 Ratcheting Modular Crimper $69.99
48-22-3065 Universal Twisted Pair (UTP) Stripper $14.99
48-22-2166 Extended Punchdown Blade $24.99
48-22-2167 110/66 Punchdown Blade $15.99
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The Greenlee K09-SYNCRO is a lighter, more ergonomic, and simplified mechanical crimper that provides a solution to eliminate misalignment of dies. Productivity in mind, you can rotate dies simultaneously one handed. The dies are built into the crimper so no need to worry about any loose pieces. Also, the dies have a 10,000 crimp cycle life span and are phosphated, polished, and tempered for increased durability and corrosion resistance. (more…)
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Proudly made in the USA! That’s the theme of Southwire’s recently launched electrician hand tools. Many electricians proudly invest in American made products, so what does Southwire do? They blast the market with American made steel and “MADE IN USA” stamped on every hand tool. Not to mention that the new USA line-up incorporates red, white and blue on every tool! The company plans to grow their American made hand tools, so stay tuned!
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It certainly looks like Milwaukee Tools might be going into dentistry but good mechanics have been using hooks & picks probably as long as dentists and look nearly identical. The above set is from the repair department at Ohio Power Tool and are one of their most frequently used tools. There is one big issue that they told us which causes them all to fail, pullout. The metal part is held in by cheap glue or a crimp and after a little use they fall apart. The above set has already been recrimped several times. (more…)
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We have been very impressed by the new Milwaukee Fastbacks and Heavy Duty Tape Measures however it is also understandable when a new product is launched there might be some reluctance to trash your old tools to trade up. Ohio Power Tool has hopefully come up with a pretty nice program to help you make the switch. They are providing a FREE 11-N-1 Screwdriver 48-22-2113 ($10) with every Milwaukee Knife or Milwaukee Tape Measure that sells in month of February. (more…)
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Yesterday Milwaukee Tool announced several new hand tools to be available very shortly. There are some new features that make these more than just shelf filler items. There is a new 11 in 1 screw driver with ECX bits, a new jab/rasping saw and 2 new utility knives coming next month.
Eliminating the need for users to carry multiple drivers, the 11 in 1 Screwdriver comes complete with 9 fastening functions including #1 Phillips, #2 Phillips, 1/4” slotted, 3/16” slotted, #1 ECX™, #2 ECX™, and 1/4”, 5/16” and 3/8” nut drivers. In addition, an integrated wire stripper and wire bending hole allow the user to strip and/or bend up to 12 gauge wire before fastening to electrical boxes.
“No other jab saw on the market integrates the cutting and rasping functions needed to expand holes,” says Tim Albrecht, Group Product Manager- Hand Tools for Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation. “We are constantly looking for ways to make applications easier and increase productivity. The less time wasted switching from tool to tool, the more productive the user will be.”
To combat the likelihood of the blade bending or breaking, the new Milwaukee® Rasping Jab Saw features the most durable 6” Plaster/Drywall blade available on the market. The saw also features rubber over mold to increase comfort and prevent hand slippage.
Designed to activate the blade 3X faster than a 2-handed opening, the Fastback™ Utility Knife features a one handed blade opening for easy activation. In addition, a tool free blade change allows for fast and efficient adjustments, while a thin body design makes it easy for a user to store the knife in their pocket. An integrated gut hook and wire stripper also increase utility by allowing the user to make cuts without exposing the blade and eliminates the need to look for another tool to accomplish the task at hand.
Activated by a side sliding mechanism rather than a cumbersome top button, the Sliding Utility Knife also features a tool free blade change and wire stripper for increased efficiency. Complete with rubber over mold to increase comfort and reduce hand slippage, the new tool also includes on board blade storage to avoid looking for blades on the job and is designed to fit in a tool pouch for added convenience.
Expect more new hand tools from Milwaukee and they all feature a Lifetime warranty. Designed specifically for the professional tradesman market these new hand tools promise innovation and best in class performance. More news to come as these products are available.
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Irwin has been sponsoring a “Tell Us Your Story” Contest since July 1st, if you were not aware. The contest itself will end at the end of this month (October 31st) so there is still some time to enter if you haven’t had a chance yet. The stories are basically 100 words or less about how your Irwin Vise Grip tools have saved the day. Each story includes an image which you can upload your own image or use one of theirs. It’s really pretty simple and there are many great prizes including Irwin tools, trips to New York, Cabela’s gift cards and a grand prize of either a Custom Chopper or $25,000 cash.
If you are worried your vise grip stories are not that good don’t worry there are still two other chances to win through the sweepstake you can enter until November 15th, the 5 winners are drawn at random. Also you can win instant prizes by voting for the stories from November 16th – December 19th.
See Full Details Here: http://irwin.eprize.net/visegripstory/index.tbapp
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A master tool set is a big investment and in most cases you are going to be buying your own tools, which you need to out last you. That being the case wouldn’t you want tools made in the USA that you can take pride in and you don’t have to over pay? Take a good look at the Wright Tool sets made in Barberton, Ohio. They have been in business for 79 years making high quality hand tools. The large 561 piece master set (image above is 374 piece set) which includes metric sizes and large 42” cabinet is just over 9K. This is defiantly a large investment and worth considering your options but it may be considerably cheaper in the long run than making weekly payments to the guys in the trucks. There is a wide range of Wright Tool Sets on OhioPowerTool.com.
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